Finding Intercepts from a Linear Equation

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In this lesson, the instructor shows how to find the x and y intercept of a linear equation both algebraically and graphically. By plugging in y equals 0 and x equals 0, you can easily find these intercepts. It is important to understand that the y-intercept occurs when x equals 0, and the x-intercept occurs when y equals 0. The instructor demonstrates how to graph these intercepts and connect them to form a line.

Lesson Description:

Finding the x and y intercept from a linear equation

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Questions answered by this video:
  • How do I find the x intercept and the y intercept of a line from an equation?
  • How do I graph a line when I know the x intercept and the y intercept?
  • What is the x intercept and the y intercept of 5-y=-3x?
  • How do I graph 5-y=-3x?
  • Staff Review

    • Currently 4.0/5 Stars.
    This lesson teaches how to find the x intercept and the y intercept of a line from an equation. Then, it shows how to graph the line that the equation represents. The lesson also has a brief review of how to label points in the xy plane with an ordered pair.